Black Spanish Radish
Raphanum sativus Approximately 75 seeds per pack. Germination ~ 95% January 2021
'Black Spanish' represent ancient forms of radish that once existed across Eurasia. This variety is believed to date back to at least 1548. Unlike red radishes, these make an excellent storage crop, staying crunchy and finely flavored after months in cold storage. The black skinned roots have bright white flesh, a strong hot flavor, and good size. They're turnip-shaped and 3 to 5 inches diameter. Best stored in cool moist sand after harvest. Good raw or cooked. The tall green tops of the plant are also edible (if underutilized), and the plants stand well into the winter without going woody if you sow them in late summer to early fall.